Don’t wait too long to take that trip

The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, had been on my list of places to visit on two wheels for years before I finally made it there in 2022.

The news that the museum is set to close permanently in September served as a reminder to tour as much as I can each year – as you never know when the places and events you want to experience will be no more.

A nightmare of a fork job

My late start to the 2022 riding season received a further delay when one of the fork seals on my 2008 Yamaha FJR 1300 started leaking on my first ride of the year. The fork rebuild proved to be one of the most frustrating and haphazard maintenance tasks I’ve tackled, but I came away from the experience with more confidence in my mechanical abilities than ever before.

Moto Friends, Part 1

During the time I worked at Iron Pony Motorsports, I saw bunch of people that I’d met through motorcycling and hadn’t spent time with since before the pandemic. That set of experiences made me realize how much motorcycling has enriched my life through the many friends and acquaintances I’ve made through it. 

How I Plan a Riding Season

For some, motorcycling is best practiced by hopping on a bike and leaving the driveway without a destination in mind. For those of us with full-time jobs, significant others, side hustles and the like, a little planning can help you get the most out of a riding season. For me, planning the next riding season…… Continue reading How I Plan a Riding Season